VICE responds to allegations photo of shootout at El Chapo’s son’s house was staged after Twitter storm

VICE on Tuesday denied allegations that they staged an unedited photo of a wall hanging outside the home of one of these. El Chapo’s voice.

On Thursday, Vice World News released a story titled “Inside El Chapo’s Sons’ House After a Deadly Gunfight.” The piece detailed how the Mexican military conducted an early morning raid that involved a flurry of gunfire and led the cartel leader.

The article included several photos violent consequences, There is also a “high-caliber bullet at a gate outside Ovidio Guzmán’s home in Jesús María, Sinaloa,” according to the caption.

However, the picture shows a stuck or unfired cartridge in a hole in a metal wall. The bullet, which consists of the casing, primer, projectile and gunpowder, could not possibly be fired from a rifle, despite what the picture suggests.

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VICE faced derision from Twitter users after an article about Al Chapo’s son included a photo of an unfired bullet inside a hole.
(Photo: Jose Betanzos/Vice World News)

The photo and its original caption attracted the attention of prominent Twitter users, who mocked and ridiculed the news outlet over the possibility that they staged the photo or did not understand how ammunition works.

“The big story hidden in the Vice report is that they’re coming after El Chapo’s son with futuristic weapons that somehow ignite the entire bullet, casing and all,” attorney Damin Toel tweeted.

YouTube and Twitch partner Donut Operator said he could not believe the photo was included inside a VICE article and had to look it up to confirm the truth.

“Hey Vice, you’re still staging — I see,” he said.

“Who wants to tell VICE?” tweeted tPUSA contributor and streamer Isabel Brown.

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Ovidio Guzmán-López, son of drug kingpin El Chapo.

Ovidio Guzmán-López, son of drug kingpin El Chapo.
(US State Department)

The official account for Archway Defense, a Minnesota-based combat training company, called the photo “laughable” and initially thought it was part of a meme aimed at VICE News.

Conservative comedian duo The Hodge Twins wrote, “Did the reporter duck down that hole for the picture without firing a shot? Come on.”

Even the National Rifle Association (NRA) found time to point out the news outlet’s mistake.

The photo caption was updated between approximately 11 AM and 3:30 PM EST on Tuesday to specify the bullet at the gate was “left inside the bullet hole”.

In correspondence with Fox News Digital, Vice’s Britta Galanis stated that the bullet was left at the scene as the team found it and the photographer did not alter it. Location.

“Vice World News went to the scene of a 10-hour gun battle between the Mexican military and cartel gunmen at great personal risk,” she said. “Our story reports in depth on the deaths and war material left behind. This photo reflects what was left at the scene as we found it. Our photographer did not alter the scene in any way , and we stand by our continued and critical reporting on drug trafficking and cartel violence in the region.”

Police arrive at the scene of looting at a store in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023.

Police arrive at the scene of looting at a store in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023.
((AP Photo/Martin Urista))

Journalists earlier had difficulty in understanding bullets and their characteristics.

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In 2014, Huffington Post journalist Ryan Reilly was covering the Ferguson riots when he asked his Twitter followers if a photo he had taken was of rubber bullets.

Twitter users were quick to mock Reilly and point out that the orange objects he received were ear plugs, not rubber bullets. He later apologized for misunderstanding the two.